DaTimBennett (111) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled at tasting. smell coffee, vanilla and chocolate. Pours black with tan head. Taste vanilla, coffee, chocolate, and some hops. Fun stout if you can try it.
Godofthecellar (542) - NYC, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ouncer poured jet black with no head. smell of roasted coffee, oak and bourbon.
flavor of bourbon, warmth of alcohol, wood and coffee
Bacterial (1054) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, not thick, some tan head as well. Big bourbon in the nose, some malt presence. Lots of booze up front, bourbon and oak. A little thinner than I prefer, but all the flavors are there.
77ships (3247) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2013 65 cl. bottle sampled @ Kraddel does 1K tasting. Procured by Kraddel. Cheers. Very solid, creamy coffee & chocolate bourbon RIS. Not king of the hill but very satisfactory never the less.
kraddel (2321) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours black, small white head.
smell is bourbon, taste is bourbon , combined with roasted malts, chocolate, very balanced ! buttery , soft carbo . nice
teorn88 (1911) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle at CBC Clerkenwell 2nd B’Day Extravaganza. Courtesy of Ed King. It pours pitch black with almost no head to speak of. Aroma is are mainly oaked whiskey predominating over silky smooth chocolate malts, tad bit of vanilla and coffee. Taste is similar and a bit unidimensional. The alcohol heat is present. Definatly a sipping beer, could use some aging to mellow the bourbon kick. But I licked it nonetheless.
Steve_0 (2085) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Eric’s with some chill bros, courtesy of some Texas homies. Pour is deep brown with a small tan head and decent lacing. Big roast, cocoa, coffee, light vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, and bourbon on the aroma. Taste is roasty, bready, coffee, vanilla, bourbon, brown sugar, woody, whiskey, and sweet malty with a touch of heat on the finish. Syrupy thick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Nice stout and very easy to drink.
mR_fr0g (1765) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Craft Beer Company 2nd birthday. Thanks to Ed King. roma is sweaty oak and booze. Dark black clear caramel with a thin tan head. Flavour is vanilla oak, fruit raisin and brown sugar. Really good smooth beer. A touch boozy maybe.
EdKing (1693) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craft Beer Co, 2nd Birthday care of Paul Unwin. Opaque very dark brown, off white head. Vanilla wood, sweet Bourbon, dark chocolate, little black coffee. It’s smooth and well balanced, with a little Bourbon woody tingley kick at the end.
harrisoni (12424) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Ed King. Black beer. Too much bourbon too boozy way too boozy. Some chocolate sponge cake flavour way too boozy